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Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character)

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Works: 402 works in 1,590 publications in 10 languages and 109,547 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories  Study guides  Biography  Drama  Sources  Humor 
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Huckleberry (Fictitious character) Finn
    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Book )
    446 editions published between 1884 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 34,588 libraries worldwide
    Huck tells of his adventures travelling down the Mississippi on a raft with an escaped slave, and of the many people they encounter, including a pair of swindlers and two families in a feud
    The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Sound Recording )
    145 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 6,558 libraries worldwide
    The adventures of a boy growing up in half-settled Missouri in the 1840's who, with a runaway slave, floated down the Mississippi on a raft
    Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Harold Bloom( Book )
    9 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 4,008 libraries worldwide
    Presents twentieth-century critical essays on Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and includes a chronology, a bibliography, and an introduction by critic Harold Bloom
    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade) by Mark Twain( Book )
    65 editions published between 1885 and 2013 in English and held by 3,477 libraries worldwide
    A nineteenth-century boy, floating down the Mississippi on a raft with a runaway slave, becomes involved with a feuding family, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer's aunt, who mistakes him for Tom
    Finn : a novel by Jon Clinch( Book )
    13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,374 libraries worldwide
    In this debut by a major new voice in fiction, the author takes readers on a journey into the history and heart of one of American literature's most brutal and mysterious figures: Huckleberry Finn's father. The result is a deeply original tour de force that springs from Twain's classic novel but takes on a fully realized life of its own. Finn sets a tragic figure loose in a landscape at once familiar and mythic. It begins and ends with a lifeless body flayed and stripped of all identifying marks, drifting down the Mississippi. The circumstances of the murder, and the secret of the victim's identity, shape Finn's story as they will shape his life and his death. Along the way the author introduces a cast of unforgettable characters: Finn's terrifying father, known only as the Judge; his sickly, sycophantic brother, Will; blind Bliss, a secretive moonshiner; the strong and quick witted Mary, a stolen slave who becomes Finn's mistress; and of course young Huck himself. In daring to recreate Huck for a new generation, the author gives readers a living boy in all his human complexity, not an icon, not a myth, but a real child facing vast possibilities in a world alternately dangerous and bright. Finn is a novel about race; about paternity in its many guises; about the shame of a nation recapitulated by the shame of one absolutely unforgettable family. Above all, Finn reaches back into the darkest waters of America's past to fashion something compelling, fearless, and new
    Twentieth century interpretations of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; a collection of critical essays by Claude M Simpson( Book )
    2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,952 libraries worldwide
    A collection of critical essays and commentary on Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    Understanding Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents by Claudia Durst Johnson( file )
    4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,824 libraries worldwide
    Since the time of its publication in 1884, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has generated heated controversy. One of the most frequently banned books in the history of literature, it raises issues of race relations, censorship, civil disobedience, and adolescent group psychology as relevant today as they were in the 1880s. This collection of historical documents, collateral readings, and commentary captures the stormy character of the slave-holding frontier on the eve of war and highlights the legacy of past conflicts in contemporary society. Among the source materials presented are: memoirs of fugitive slaves, a river gambler, a gunman, and Mississippi Valley settlers; the Southern Code of Honor; rules of dueling; and an interview with a 1990s gang member.''These materials will promote interdisciplinary study of the novel and enrich the student's understanding of the issues raised. The work begins with a literary analysis of the novel's structure, language, and major themes and examines its censorship history, including recent cases linked to questions of race and language. A chapter on censorship and race offers a variety of opposing contemporary views on these issues as depicted in the novel. The memoirs in the chapter Mark Twain's Mississippi Valley illuminate the novel's pastoral view of nature in conflict with a violent civilization resting on the institution of slavery and shaped by the genteel code of honor. Slavery, Its Legacy, and Huck Finn features 19th-century pro-slavery arguments, firsthand accounts of slavery, the text of the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, and opposing views on civil disobedience from such 19th- and 20th-century Americans as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Stephen A. Douglas, and William Sloane Coffin. Nineteenth-century commentators on the Southern Code of Honor and Twain's sentimental cultural satire directly relate the novel to the social and cultural milieu in which it was written. Each chapter closes with study questions, student project ideas, and sources for further reading on the topic. This is an ideal companion for teacher use and student research in English and American history courses
    The adventures of Tom Sawyer / illustrations by Paul Geiger ; afterword by Bernard DeVoto by Mark Twain( Book )
    36 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in English and held by 1,784 libraries worldwide
    Mark Twain's beloved classic gets a charming easy-to-read version. Simply told and beautifully illustrated, it transports kids to the banks of the Mississippi and introduces them to Twain's irrepressible, irresistible hero. Whether clever Tom is fooling his friends into painting a fence for him or making mischief in school or at a birthday party, his antics will delight young readers
    Was Huck Black? : Mark Twain and African-American voices by Shelley Fisher Fishkin( Book )
    2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,608 libraries worldwide
    Published in 1884, Huckberry Finn has become one of the most widely taught novels in American curricula. But where did it come from, and what made it so distinctive? Shelly Fisher Fishkin suggests that in Huckleberry Finn, more than in any other work, Mark Twain let African-American voices, language, and rhetorical traditions play a major role in the creation of his art. In Was Huck Black?, Fishkin combines close readings of published and unpublished writing by Twain with intensive biographical and historical research and insights gleaned from linguistics, literary theory, and folklore to shed new light on the role African-American voices played in the genesis of Huckleberry Finn. Given that book's importance in American culture, her analysis illuminates, as well, how African-American voices have shaped our sense of what is distinctively "American" about American literature. Fishkin shows that Mark Twain was surrounded, throughout his life, by richly talented African-American speakers whose rhetorical gifts Twain admired candidly and profusely. A black child named Jimmy whom Twain called "the most art-less, sociable, and exhaustless talker I ever came across" helped Twain understand the potential of a vernacular narrator in the years before he began writing Huckberry Finn, and served as a model for the voice with which Twain would transform American literature. A slave named Jerry whom Twain referred to as an "impudent and satirical and delightful young black man" taught Twain about "signifying"--Satire in an African-American vein - when Twain was a teenager (later Twain would recall that he thought him "the greatest man in the United States" at the time). Other African-American voices left their mark on Twain's imagination as well - but their role in the creation of his art has never been recognized. Was Huck Black? adds a new dimension to current debates over multiculturalism and the canon. American literary historians have told a largely segregated story: white writers come from white literary ancestors, black writers from black ones. The truth is more complicated and more interesting. While African-American culture shaped Huckleberry Finn, that novel, in turn, helped shape African-American writing in the twentieth century. As Ralph Ellison commented in an interview with Fishkin, Twain "made it possible for many of us to find our own voices." Was Huck Black? dramatizes the crucial role of black voices in Twain's art, and takes the first steps beyond traditional cultural boundaries to unveil an American literary heritage that is infinitely richer and more complex than we had thought
    New essays on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ( Book )
    5 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 1,530 libraries worldwide
    The adventures of Huck Finn by Stephen Sommers( visu )
    7 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 1,509 libraries worldwide
    Huck Finn, a 19th-century boy floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with Jim, a runaway slave, becomes involved with a feuding family, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer's aunt, who mistakes him for Tom
    Huckleberry Finn as idol and target the functions of criticism in our time by Jonathan Arac( file )
    4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,492 libraries worldwide
    "If racially offensive epithets are banned from network airtime and the pages USA Today, Jonathan Arac asks, shouldn't fair hearing be given to those who protest their use in an eighth-grade classroom? Placing Mark Twain's comic and beloved masterpiece, Huckleberry Finn, in the context of long-standing American debates about race and culture, Jonathan Arac has written a work of scholarship in the service of citizenship."--BOOK JACKET. "Arac does not want to ban Huckleberry Finn, but to provide a context for fairer, fuller, and better-informed debates. He revisits the era of the novel's setting in the 1840s, the period in the 1880s when Twain wrote and published the book, and the post-World War II era, to refute many deeply entrenched assumptions about Huckleberry Finn and its place in cultural history. Commenting on figures from Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison and Lionel Trilling to Leo Marx, Archie Bunker, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, and Mark Fuhrman. Arac's discussion is trenchant, lucid, and timely."--Jacket
    Tom Sawyer abroad by Mark Twain( file )
    13 editions published between 1894 and 2013 in English and held by 1,479 libraries worldwide
    This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library
    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : American comic vision by David E. E Sloane( Book )
    2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,433 libraries worldwide
    Literary criticism of Twain's greatest work
    The Jim dilemma reading race in Huckleberry Finn by Jocelyn Chadwick-Joshua( Book )
    1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1,352 libraries worldwide
    Discusses how Mark Twain's novel "Huckleberry Finn" can help students learn more about slavery, racism, and freedom
    Mark Twain & Huck Finn by Walter Blair( Book )
    3 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and held by 1,342 libraries worldwide
    Tom and Huck ( visu )
    10 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 1,304 libraries worldwide
    Mark Twain's classic story of the mischievous but goodhearted Tom Sawyer and his adventures along the Mississippi
    Satire or evasion? : Black perspectives on Huckleberry Finn by J. S Leonard( Book )
    2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,274 libraries worldwide
    Though one of America's best known and loved novels, Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has often been the object of fierce controversy because of its racist language and reliance on racial stereotypes. This collection of fifteen essays by prominent African American scholars and critics examines the novel's racist elements and assesses the degree to which Twain's ironies succeed or fail to turn those elements into a satirical attack on racism. Ranging from the laudatory to the openly hostile, these essays include personal impressions of Huckleberry Finn, descriptions of classroom expe
    One hundred years of Huckleberry Finn : the boy, his book, and American culture : centennial essays ( Book )
    2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,204 libraries worldwide
    The further adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Greg Matthews( Book )
    1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1,070 libraries worldwide
    Huckleberry Finn and his friend Jim set off for California during the Gold Rush and meet with adventures, and Huck must clear himself of a murder charge
 
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